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Newsletter September 17, 2020

New Grants, New Report on Postsecondary Education in Prison Metrics, Strong Start to Finish

  • New Grants Support a Spectrum of Student Success Initiatives
  • IHEP Releases Groundbreaking KPI Framework Report
  • Strong Start To Finish Shows Early Promising Results: Case Studies
Newsletter August 20, 2020

Transfer Research Funding, Text Steps, New Resources and Recent Grants

  • COVID-19’s Effect on Transfer: Toward a Clearer Picture
  • Districts Take Next Steps After Text Steps
  • New Resources
Ascendium in the News August 11, 2020

A New Initiative Supports Rural Community Colleges

Education Design Lab has received a grant from Ascendium to help five community colleges improve college access and better meet local workforce needs. The nonprofit will start by researching challenges facing rural community colleges, students and communities, and then select five institutions to study and test out models for bolstering economic opportunity.

Newsletter July 23, 2020

Maintain Momentum, WV Climb, Racial Justice Grants

  • $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative Maintains Momentum for Student Success
  • Collaboration is Key for West Virginia’s Climb
  • Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison-Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice
Spotlight July 13, 2020

West Virginia’s Climb

Read more about a unique initiative Ascendium is supporting that puts partnership and collaboration at its center.

Ascendium in the News June 25, 2020

West Virginia Awarded $750,000 from Ascendium to Increase Degree Completion, Leverage Philanthropic Collaborations for Student Success

West Virginia’s Climb aims to arm 60 percent of West Virginia’s workforce with a postsecondary credential by 2030. With grants from a collaborative of funders, including Ascendium, to aid them in their goal, a group of stakeholders will work together to execute key components of the project, including statewide open educational resources and professional development for faculty advisors.

Ascendium in the News June 21, 2020

Rural LISC Announces $1.3 Million Investment from Ascendium Education Philanthropy to Connect Rural Workers to Education, Training and Jobs

The Rural Works initiative includes a cohort of 10 seasoned workforce development organizations that connect unemployed and underemployed workers to training, education and industry credentials in counties across several U.S. states. An Ascendium grant aims to expand that initiative and further support a well-trained workforce in those areas.

Newsletter May 28, 2020

New Website, Investment Priorities and More

  • Checkout our new website!
  • Measuring Success
  • Focus Area Investment Priorities in Action
Press Release May 28, 2020

Ascendium Education Group Announces New Philanthropy Website, Investment Priorities

The new website points partners to critical information on how Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that learners from low-income backgrounds can achieve upward socioeconomic mobility.

Newsletter April 02, 2020

A Sharper Focus: 2019 Education Philanthropy Report

  • Refined strategy focuses on increasing equity for learners from low-income backgrounds

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